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Piano GRADE 6

Jazz subject.

PREREQUISITE FOR ENTRY : Grade 5 (or above) in Theory of Music, Practical Musicianship or any solo

SCALES AND ARPEGGIOS *: see also p. 6 Scales (similar motion) all keys, major and minor (minors both melodic and harmonic) Staccato scales Group 1: A, E b majors or Group 2: E, B b majors Contrary-motion scales Group 1: A, Eb majors and harmonic minors or Group 2: E, Bb majors and harmonic minors Staccato scale in thirds C major Chromatic scales beginning on any note named by the examiner Chromatic contrary-motion scale beginning on A# (L.H.) and C# (R.H.), a minor third apart Arpeggios all keys, major and minor Diminished sevenths beginning on B and on C#

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4 octaves 4 octaves 2 octaves 2 octaves 4 octaves 2 octaves 4 octaves 4 octaves

The candidate chooses one of the two groups Same group as chosen above * Published by ABRSM (Scale requirements, Specimen Sight-Reading Tests, Specimen Aural Tests)


Piano: GRADE 6
THREE PIECES: one chosen by the candidate from each of the three Lists, A, B and C:
LIST A 1 Alcock Almand: 1st movt from Suite No. 4 in D minor Selected Piano Exam Pieces 2011 & 2012, Grade 6 2 Galuppi Adagio: 1st movt from Sonata in D, Op. 1 No. 4 (ABRSM) 3 Handel Allegro: 2nd movt from Suite in G, HWV 441 4 J. S. Bach Prelude in D, BWV 925 (from Clavierbchlein fr W. F. Bach). J. S. Bach A Little Keyboard Book (ABRSM) or J. S. Bach 18 Little Preludes (ABRSM) 5 Cimarosa Allegro in G. No. 12 from Cimarosa Sonatas, Book 2 (Broekmans & Van Poppel 871/MDS) 6 Zipoli Corrente (Allegro): 2nd movt from Suite No. 1 in B minor (from Sonate dintavolatura, Vol. 2) (Suite published separately: Sddeutscher Musikverlag SM 2204/44Brenreiter) LIST B 1 Chaminade lgie: No. 7 from Album des enfants, Series 2, Op. 126 Selected Piano Exam Pieces 2011 & 2012, 2 Grieg Allegro moderato: No. 5 from Poetic Tone-Pictures, Op. 3 Grade 6 (ABRSM) 3 Nielsen Mignon: No. 4 from Five Piano Pieces, Op. 3 4 Howard Blake Prelude (Andantino): No. 1 from Lifecycle (or Prelude published separately) (Highbridge Music/ Music Sales) 5 Grovlez Petites litanies de Jsus: from LAlmanach aux images (Stainer & Bell 0534) 6 Tchaikovsky The Witch (Baba Yaga), Op. 39 No. 20. No. 20 from Tchaikovsky Album for the Young, Op. 39 (ABRSM) or More Romantic Pieces for Piano, Book 4 (ABRSM) LIST C 1 Foster Soire Polka Selected Piano Exam Pieces 2011 & 2012, Grade 6 2 Rodrigo Pastoral (ABRSM) 3 Takemitsu Clouds: No. 2 from Piano Pieces for Children 4 Ross Lee Finney Jack Rabbit: from Youths Companion. No. 10 from 20th-Century Composers, Intermediate Piano Book (Peters EP 54199) 5 Frank Martin Clair de lune (Petit nocturne) (Billaudot GB6406/UMP) 6 Oscar Peterson Jazz Exercise No. 3. P. 52 from Peterson Jazz Exercises, Minuets, Etudes & Pieces for Piano, 2nd Edition (Hal Leonard/Music Sales)

SIGHT-READING *: a piece of around twelve to sixteen bars in length, time signatures as Grade 5, with the addition of 9 , 5 and 5 , keys up to four sharps/ats (major and minor). Triplet rhythms, some clef changes 8 4 8 and sparing use of the right pedal may be encountered. See also p. 7. AURAL TESTS FOR THE GRADE *: see pp. 20 and 23